Willow Beach access closed at Lake Mead due to flood damage. You must submit a state record application within two weeks of … using live bait; Using dead bait; Using lures; According to Adrian of Sin City Outdoors who has a YouTube channel about the subject and all other subjects outdoors, you can use shad at Lake Mead while boat fishing. So all in all with the awful conditions and double shot on it this was a very cool fish for me. Inches SPECIES WEIGHT LENGTH NAME OF WATER DATE CAUGHT Lake or Stream RECORD HOLDER Angler Name RECORD All Tackle NEVADA WORLD Bass, Largemouth 12 0 26 Lake Mead Michael R. Geary 3/8/1999 22 lbs 4 oz Bass, Smallmouth 8 21.5 Sheep Creek Reservoir11 Curtis Ockerman 5/31/2010 11 lbs 15 oz Oz. Lake Mead was impounded in 1935, but prior to this, the Colorado River had carp, channel catfish, and four native species. This is shown in the pictures under related resources, too. WESTERN OPEN TAKES ON LAKE MEAD CITGO BASSMASTERS Tackle Famed Western Reservoir. That said, sites like Lake Havasu and Lake Alama State Parks offer some of Arizona’s best bass fishing. The only recent information I had was that the fish were staging in the main lake, just outside of coves that contained spawning flats in the back. The lake is known for its striped bass, where a catch can weigh over 40 pounds. As I launched, I measured the water temperature and clarity. Most of the top 10 finishers spent day three targeting prespawn fish in flooded cover in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. When fishing waned in 1969, striped bass and trout were introduced. Water temps were between 69-75 degrees. The current elevation is 1075.3 feet above msl. He had about 300 feet of line out when the big fish hit. Nevada Fishing Records. George Delich 1978 15 oz. In the Boulder Basin the fish are taking soft swimbaits and live shad.